Welcome to APRICOT 2023

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Welcome to the APRICOT 2023 conference, held in Manila, the vibrant capital of the Philippines!

The 27th APRICOT Conference presents a technical program with plenty to offer for all attending in person and online.

APRICOT 2023 highlights

Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony on Monday, 27 February to hear from keynote speakers Paul Vixie of AWS Security on the security implications of QUIC and William T Torres of Mapua University on the challenges of enabling digital enterprise ecosystems.

The APNIC Foundation will hold a session to foster technical community action on climate and inclusion.

During the APOPS sessions on Monday and Tuesday, keynote speaker Guatam Akiwate will discuss the risks involved in registrar name management, Mark Tinka will talk about how current submarine cable transmission technologies are evolving, Geoff Huston will examine the changes to the Internet’s routing environment in 2022, and Shishiyo Tsuchiya will be sharing a predication on Merchant Silicon 800Gbps/1.6Tbps.

There will be three APRICOT Peering Forums held on Tuesday, which will discuss IXPs and connectivity and includes the peering personals. Learn from first-hand experience on operating IPv6-mostly networks, IPv6 at Akamai, and Globe Telecom’s deployment story, in the IPv6 Deployment session.

There will also be a Panel Discussion on technology and policy for satellite broadband in the Asia Pacific and a Joint SIGs meeting to discuss a proposal to change the APNIC SIG Guidelines.

Wednesday starts with the Routing SIG , as well as the Diversity and Inclusivity in Tech session.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the policy proposals under discussion at Open Policy Meeting 1 and Open Policy Meeting 2. Four proposals are up for discussion at the APNIC 55 Policy SIG:

  • prop-147: Historical Resources Management
  • prop-149: Change of maximum delegation for less than /21 total IPv4 holdings
  • prop-150: ROA/whois object with Private, Reserved and Unallocated (reserved/available) Origin ASN
  • prop-151: Restricting non-hierarchical as-set

Have your say about the proposals by subscribing to the mailing list, or participating in person or remotely during the Policy SIG.

Also check out the two Network Operations sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, the Internet Technology session and one of three BoFs that will be held simultaneously in the afternoon.

On Thursday, hear from the APNIC Secretariat at three AGM sessions. There will also be a session on Segment Routing SRv6, a panel discussion on the challenges network operators face with a skills shortage, and the Lightning Talks session, where you’re invited to share a presentation on topics that are timely, interesting, or even a little crazy!

Don’t miss the Closing Plenary, where Warren Finch will present on Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the hype around ChatGPT.

Voting in the EC election 2023

The APNIC EC election 2023 will take place at the Annual General Meeting, held on Thursday, 2 March.

The final list of nominees, in the order of their nominations received, is available. All candidates are bound to the nominee Code of Conduct. Should any nominee breach the Code of Conduct, information about this breach will be provided on the Election pages on the conference website.

Voting closes 14:30 (UTC +8), Thursday, 2 March.

For more information, please visit the 2023 Election web pages. If you have any questions on how to vote or the EC election, please contact the APNIC Helpdesk

Exercise your right for the good of the membership and the community. Value your vote! Make sure to vote in the EC election.


Share a selfie of yourself/your crew on Facebook or Twitter attending APRICOT 2023 using the official hashtag #APRICOT2023 to win one of two Visa gift cards, valued at AUD 150. Winners will be chosen Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 20:00 (UTC +08).

Sincerest thanks go to the host, the (Philippine Network Operations Group (PhNOG), and all of the sponsors for supporting APRICOT 2023.

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